The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 863 819 847
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 33 53 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.049% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.052% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 28 50 48
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110056 102864 113144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.39% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90099 85610 97163
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -48 28 £45,000 - 6
London -69 13 £64,000 +16.36% 2
Essex - 12 £45,000 -
East of England - 12 £45,000 -
City of London - 9 £65,000 - 1
South East -9 3 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Hampshire - 3 £45,000 - 2
Brentwood - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £41,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 36 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 31 (46.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (40.91%) Java
4 23 (34.85%) VBScript
4 23 (34.85%) Test Scripting
5 22 (33.33%) Selenium
6 20 (30.30%) SQL
7 19 (28.79%) QA
8 18 (27.27%) HP
9 17 (25.76%) VB
10 16 (24.24%) .NET
10 16 (24.24%) Finance
10 16 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (22.73%) SAP
11 15 (22.73%) OO
12 14 (21.21%) Software Testing
13 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (19.70%) Windows
14 12 (18.18%) CRM
14 12 (18.18%) Banking
15 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
15 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
15 11 (16.67%) PHP
15 11 (16.67%) C#
15 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
15 11 (16.67%) Marketing
15 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
16 10 (15.15%) Magento
16 10 (15.15%) Oracle
16 10 (15.15%) LoadRunner

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle CRM
1 10 (15.15%) Magento
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (7.58%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (46.97%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (33.33%) Selenium
3 10 (15.15%) LoadRunner
4 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.58%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (7.58%) JUnit
5 5 (7.58%) NUnit
6 4 (6.06%) Moq
7 3 (4.55%) JIRA
7 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.03%) Hudson
8 2 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (3.03%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.03%) JMeter
9 1 (1.52%) WATIR
9 1 (1.52%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) Sahi
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 11 (16.67%) Marketing
4 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) SOAP
2 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) WCF
3 4 (6.06%) WF
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Open Source
2 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 23 (34.85%) Test Scripting
3 15 (22.73%) OO
4 14 (21.21%) Software Testing
5 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.18%) CRM
7 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 9 (13.64%) SOA
9 8 (12.12%) Wealth Management
9 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.61%) TDD
11 5 (7.58%) Workflow
11 5 (7.58%) BDD
11 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (4.55%) Load Testing
13 3 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Java
2 23 (34.85%) VBScript
3 20 (30.30%) SQL
4 17 (25.76%) VB
5 11 (16.67%) PHP
5 11 (16.67%) C#
6 9 (13.64%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.58%) Ruby
8 4 (6.06%) Groovy
8 4 (6.06%) VBA
8 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.03%) C++
10 1 (1.52%) Perl
10 1 (1.52%) C
10 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.58%) ISEB
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) HP
2 15 (22.73%) SAP
3 10 (15.15%) JD Edwards
3 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
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Salary: £350 - £450 per day
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